Table 4

Reasons for failure of completion of flexible sigmoidoscopy in relation to sex (data missing for 36 cases)

Men (No (%)) Women (No (%))
Incomplete
 Technical48  (10.4)83  (13.1)
 Disease36 (7.8)44 (7.0)
 Poor preparation2 (0.4)1 (0.2)
 Total86 (18.7)128 (20.2)
Complete289 (62.7)376 (59.5)